Wednesday, January 15, 2020


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by Morley Evans

Soviet superbomb October 1961

Nukes? We don't need no stinking nukes. But we're going to get them anyway. Nukes dissuade the Americans from attacking — so says, everyone.

Precision is more important than raw power. That is why Russia has mobile launchers for its ICBMs. The Iranian counter-offensive to the assassination of General Soleimani of 3 January 2020 illustrates the point.

Iran fired the ballistic missiles at about 5:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, which was early Wednesday in Iraq, Department of Defense spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

The barrage targeted the al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and the Erbil base, which is in Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region. The Ain al-Assad base was used by U.S. forces after the 2003 invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein and currently houses about 1,500 U.S. and coalition forces. [No lives were lost.]

The assassination of General Soleimani was accomplished with a drone which was operated by a human. Soleimani was incinerated in his car. This has been used by Israelis for years to kill leaders in Gaza and the West Bank of Palestine.

Mossad brags that it has assassinated hundreds of people throughout Israeli history. They are proud of it. Mossad is the primary suspect in both Kennedy assassinations, not the "Corsican Mafia" whoever they are.

Iran gave advance notice of when its missiles would be launched and where they would strike. Despite this, none of Iran's missiles was intercepted, suggesting the Empire doesn't have an effective countermeasure.

If Iran can do this, Iran can fire a ballistic missile at any target in the Middle East, including Tel Aviv and Haifa. A missile can precisely strike a specific building without destroying its neighbours. 

Iran could bomb a Likud rally and dispatch Bibi and his supporters. Netanyahu would go out with a bang. Tit for tat. Nukes are not required or even desirable. Why kill innocent people? The Mullahs don't.

If the American Patriot antiaircraft system doesn't work, the Israeli Iron Dome is doubtful too. Very doubtful — it's more Zionist bullshit.

A Mossad creepo or some other Zionist nutcase would assassinate me were I important, but I'm not. Their mental disease makes all of them a common danger to all humans. By their own definition, Zionists are lizard people.

Everyone's enemy

Monday, January 13, 2020


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by Morley Evans

With regards to the events of January 2020 in Iran and Iraq, the following seems clear. These events are part of an on-going war between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran that began in 1953 with the overthrow of the Iranian government of Mohammed Mossadeq by the CIA.

That was a continuation of British colonial policies in the Middle East.

As such, subsequent events cannot be considered in isolation. Nevertheless, the assassination of Iranian Major General Soleimani in Bagdad on 3 January 2020 will be used in this essay as a starting point.

Eric Margolis provides an overview here

January 3, 2020: Soleimani assassinated in Baghdad

January 8, 2020: Iranian reprisal attack 

Iran fired the ballistic missiles at about 5:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, which was early Wednesday in Iraq, Department of Defense spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

The barrage targeted the al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and the Erbil base, which is in Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region. The Ain al-Assad base was used by U.S. forces after the 2003 invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein and currently houses about 1,500 U.S. and coalition forces.

January 8, 2020: 
UIA shootdown


The Iranian response to the assassination of General Soleimani was measured and designed to avoid deaths. The United States was notified in advance what would be struck so personnel could be evacuated from targetted sites. 

An order to close the airport in Teran was ignored. A low-level operator of a SA-15 antiaircraft system had ten seconds to decide whether to shoot or not shoot an unidentified object. Why did the Ukrainian flight 752 not identify itself? Were its transponders not working? Boeing inspected this specific aeroplane two days before the event. It passed inspection. Why was the order to suspend all flights ignored? Iran is still wide-open to commercial flights. There are many unasked and unanswered questions.

Iran acknowledged its error and accepted responsibility within hours of first denying responsibility. The United States has never accepted responsibility for a similar event even years after it occurred.

Iranians lost their lives in both events.
Mossad aimed. Trump pulled the trigger.

Iran has a sophisticated offensive missile system capable of precision targetting. In addition, Iran has accurate and detailed intelligence. Iran has a very capable antiaircraft system. 

"We can attack your bases and you can't do anything about it," is not an idle Iranian threat. The events of January 2020 prove this. Will the war end? Probably not. The USA should realize it is not dealing with a mob of primitive goat herders, but it won't. 

"We're invincible! We defeated the Nazis! We defeated the Soviet Union!" They crow, "We can't be stopped! History is on our side!"

Persia was renamed "Iran" by the late Shah after he was returned to power by the United States in 1953. Persia is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. Others have come and gone. Persians have learned how to survive. The USA got started in 1776. Israel got started in 1947. Today's Saudi Arabia did not exist before the United States developed Saudi oil in 1950. Even Great Britain — which began its current history in 1066 — is young compared to Persia.

Blowhards always get their comeuppance. Yours is coming, USA. The writing is on the wall. Read it.



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Iran Air 655 (similar)

Iran Air Flight 655 was a scheduled passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai via Bandar Abbas that was shot down on 3 July 1988 by an SM-2MR surface-to-air missile fired from USS Vincennes, a guided-missile cruiser of the United States Navy. The aircraft, an Airbus A300, was destroyed and all 290 people on board were killed.[1] The jet was hit while flying over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, along the flight's usual route, shortly after departing Bandar Abbas International Airport, the flight's stopover location. The incident occurred during the final stages of the Iran–Iraq War, which had been ongoing for nearly eight years. Vincennes had entered Iranian territory after one of its helicopters drew warning fire from Iranian speedboats operating within Iranian territorial limits.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

The reason for the shootdown has been disputed between the governments of the two countries. According to the United States government, the crew of USS Vincennes had incorrectly identified the Airbus as an attacking F-14 Tomcat, a U.S.-made jet fighter that had been part of the Iranian Air Force inventory since the 1970s. While the F-14s had been supplied to Iran in an air-to-air configuration,[8][9] the crew of Vincennes had been briefed that the Iranian F-14s were equipped with air-to-ground ordnance.[10] Vincennes had made ten attempts to contact the aircraft on both military and civilian radio frequencies but had received no response.[11] According to the Iranian government, the cruiser negligently shot down the aircraft, which was transmitting IFF squawks in Mode III, a signal that identified it as a civilian aircraft, and not Mode II as used by Iranian military aircraft.[12][13] The event generated a great deal of criticism of the United States. Some analysts blamed the captain of Vincennes, William C. Rogers III, for overly aggressive behaviour in a tense and dangerous environment.[11][14] In the days immediately following the incident, US President Ronald Reagan issued a written diplomatic note to the Iranian government, expressing deep regret.[15] However, the United States continued to insist that Vincennes was acting in self-defence in international waters.

In 1996, the governments of the United States and Iran reached a settlement at the International Court of Justice which included the statement "...the United States recognized the aerial incident of 3 July 1988 as a terrible human tragedy and expressed deep regret over the loss of lives caused by the incident..."[16] As part of the settlement, even though the U.S. government did not admit legal liability or formally apologize to Iran, it still agreed to pay US$61.8 million on an ex gratia basis in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims.[17] The shootdown was the deadliest aviation disaster involving an Airbus A300.

USS Vincennes


Saturday, January 11, 2020


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by Morley Evans

Sadaam statue

by Eric Margolis

Whatever happened to Iraq? Is it not an independent country with a democratic government thanks to the 2003 US invasion? So says Washington.

The murder of senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani suddenly shone a strobe light on ‘independent’ Iraq, and what we saw was not pretty.

Welcome to the new Imperialism 101.

Iraq’s population is estimated at around 39 million. The pre-war Iraq of 2003 was broken into three parts by the US-British invasion: the Shia majority; Kurds in the north; and Sunnis, with scatterings of other ethnicities. Iraq remains fragmented into hostile groups.

Its Shia is confusingly allied to the US and Iran. The killing of Maj. Gen. Soleimani by the Americans has thrown this alliance of convenience into confusion. Iraqi Kurds are close to the CIA and Israel’s Mossad intelligence. The Sunnis have been left adrift, without any foreign patrons except for other feeble Arab states.

The US maintains a modest garrison of 5,000 infantry in Iraq and 3-5 airbases, as well as the gigantic fortified US Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily guarded Green Zone which contains one of the world’s largest CIA bases. Angry mobs demonstrating in front of the embassy triggered off the chain of events that led to Trump’s murder of Gen. Soleimani. That an impeached president should be murdering foreign figures is a question that Congress must ask.

Before he was murdered, Osama bin Laden called this monster Baghdad embassy and its twin in Kabul, "crusader fortresses." That is indeed their role, and to serve as the nerve centre for all Mideast operations by the US. Iraq enjoys some of the world’s largest oil reserves. Where the profit from Iraq’s mammoth oil exports goes remains a closely guarded secret.


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The Islamic Republic of Iran and its military has accepted full unequivocal responsibility for shooting down the Ukrainian Boeing airliner. Iranian Supreme leader offers sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

Reuters Reports: THIS

On one side, Iran has acknowledged full responsibility. On the other side, blame was assigned to Iran for not accepting responsibility immediately. Russia was blamed because the offending anti-aircraft system had been made in Russia.

Slate Opinion: THIS

Friday, January 10, 2020


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by Morley Evans

Iranian missiles fired at US bases in Iraq

IN RESPONSE TO THE ASSASSINATIONS of Iranian Major General Soleimani and a top Iraqi commander, the Iranians launched missiles.

THE IRANIAN SIDE says Soleimani went to Iraq to see the peace mediated with Saudi Arabia by the Iraqi Prime Minister at the behest of the United States.

The Iranians have told the Americans, "We can attack your many bases and you can't do anything about it." Apparently, this is not an idle boast. 

The missiles fired precisely hit their targets, indicating Iran has very sophisticated missile guidance technology and detailed, accurate, intelligence. It also confirms the Americans can do nothing about it. None of the Iranian missiles was intercepted. Doesn't the Patriot antimissile system work? It didn't protect the Saudi Aramco refinery. These were updated Soviet-era missiles. Iran has newer more advanced missiles than those too.

Iran notified the Americans, telling them what would be struck, enabling them to evacuate personnel from those areas. Iraq was simultaneously notified since the U.S. bases are on Iraqi soil.

Iranian forces and associated Shia forces in the region such as Hezbollah were ordered to "stand down" and not to escalate the crisis.

THE AMERICANS said the Iranian missiles hit random targets without damaging anything of value. Iran was accused of shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner "by mistake", implying Iranians are incompetent, they aren't. The U.S. vice president and the Israeli prime minister said Soleimani was preparing to attack them and his assassination was pre-emptive and necessary, it wasn't and he wasn't.

RESULT: The Iraqi parliament voted to demand all foreign forces to immediately leave their country. The United States decided to "stand down." An American commander wrote a letter stating U.S. forces would be leaving Iraq. This was denied by the Pentagon.